Author: Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores is a Latin American policy expert and campaigner with CODEPINK.

Trump admin’s $15 million bounty on Maduro triggers explosive confession of violent Guaidó plot

The Trump administration’s deception-laden indictment of President Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle has badly backfired, resulting in the exposure of a violent assassination plan that could lead to the arrest of coup leader Juan Guaidó.

By Leonardo Flores

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US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela’s health sector as coronavirus spreads

Promising to “smash” Venezuela’s government during a “maximum pressure March,” Trump has imposed crushing sanctions that force Venezuela to spend three times as much as non-sanctioned countries on coronavirus testing kits.

By Leonardo Flores

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Mistrial in Trump admin’s biased case against Venezuelan embassy protectors is win for sovereignty

The Trump administration’s case against Venezuelan embassy protectors was severely biased, but ended up with a hung jury. The mistrial is a victory for sovereignty and democracy, and another failure in the coup attempt.

By Leonardo Flores / CODEPINK

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This might be the final episode of Juan Guaidó’s surreal Venezuela regime-change reality show

The farcical scene of Juan Guaido attempting to break into Venezuela’s National Assembly as its members voted him out was just the latest chapter in an absurdly bungled coup attempt, and brings Trump’s policy to a dead end.

By Leonardo Flores

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US and OAS help overthrow another government: Behind the coup against Bolivia’s Evo Morales

The US targeted Evo Morales for overthrow ever since he became president. And the Organization of American States helped set the stage for Bolivia’s coup.

By Leonardo Flores / CODEPINK

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USAID funds salaries of Venezuelan coup leaders to lobby US politicians for regime change

USAID is diverting $41.9 million from aid for Central America to pay the salaries of Juan Guaidó’s team as they work to influence policy inside the US.

By Leonardo Flores

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